Elite Performance is downtown Vancouver’s choice for elite level fitness, strength training, physique transformation and small group exercise. Elite Performance has a diverse clientele ranging from world class athletes to those rehabilitating from serious injury as well as busy executives. A common goal among all of our clients is to have individualized programming that will optimize their lifestyle and improve their level of performance…these goals are achieved with tailored exercise programs as well as strong work ethic. Elite Performance has training programs for all individuals and all budgets, these include: personal training (one on one) semi-private training (two or three to one) small group (4-10) physique transformation, strength and conditioning and online training programs. Elite Performance has a program and budget for everyone.


  • The Keys to Muscle Gain


    Over the next several months we will be releasing a series of blog posts that focus on  different fitness objectives/goals we commonly hear from our clients. With the roll out of GluteFit this week we thought

  • BoxFit

    BoxFit is a total body cardiovascular and strengthening workout that enhances muscular endurance, force production, agility and balance. Our classes are led by Stephen Boyle, an experienced Fighter, Trainer and Coach, who has trained national and international boxing champions. His classes fuse traditional boxing moves

  • StrengthFit Class

    Why do a StrengthFit Class?

    In addition to building strength and muscle mass, strength training contributes to the maintenance of functional abilities, and prevents osteoporosis, sarcopenia (loss of body mass), lower-back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries. In other words it slows

  • HIITFit Class


    High Intensity Interval Training is an efficient aerobic and anaerobic workout utilizing short bursts of intense cardiovascular exercise followed by periods of less intense recovery. HIIT has risen in popularity amongst fitness enthusiasts over the last few years and for good reason.  Many

  • PowerFit Class


    Nothing in life worth having comes easy, so we won’t sugar coat it,  if you want a banging body then you’ll have to work for it. The classes at Elite Performance are challenging and they are designed to whip you into shape as quickly and efficiently as

  • Benefits of HIIT Training



    Over the last several years researchers have come to the consensus that high intensity interval training (HIIT), described as relatively short bursts of intense exercise followed by periods of rest, is the most effective

  • Fitness Goal Setting for Success


    Don’t become another New Year resolution statistic! It’s no secret that just about everybody is looking to get into better shape in the New Year. The truth is most don’t succeed in meeting their goals. But that

  • Total Body Group Transformation


    8 Week Total Body Group Transformation

    On January 13th Elite Performance will be launching our Total Body Transformation Group Program! We are so excited

  • 7 Foundations of Health: Vitamin D



    Vitamin D or commonly referred to as the sunshine vitamin plays  a major role in the overall health of our bodies. It controls the expression of more than 10% of our genes, and in

  • 7 Foundations of Health: Adequate Sleep



    Sleep is essential and one of the biggest components of recovery.


    During sleep, the immune system ramps up, physical breakdown and damage is repaired, and thoughts and memories are processed. In short, sleep helps us recover from

  • 7 Foundations of Health: Positive Thinking

    Be Careful What You Think!

    Your predominant thoughts influence your behaviour and attitude while controlling your actions and reactions. Thoughts that pass through your mind  determine the kind of life you live and the experiences

  • 7 Foundations of Health: Nutrition

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    Along with oxygen and water, food is another essential element needed to sustain life. We can

    only last several minutes without oxygen, several days without water, and several weeks without food.  



  • Maximize your workouts with these supplements

    When you push through a challenging workout your muscle fibers are being broken down and torn apart, the process of muscle synthesis (repairing and rebuilding those fibers) is how one builds strength and increases lean muscle

  • 7 Foundations of Health: Hydration

    drops-of-water-578897_1280Following oxygen, water is the next most crucial element of human survival, in fact going without it for more than just a few days will cause death.  Roughly two thirds of our body weight is in

  • 7 Foundations of Health: Breathing

    The human body is composed of trillions of cells and each one of them requires a steady flow of oxygen to function properly and survive.  In fact, oxygen is so important to our health that we’ll die if we go more than a few minutes without it! Based on

  • Starting a new training plan? You need to take these 4 factors into account.



    We all know exercise is beneficial to our health. The confusion lies in the actual amount needed and what types we should be doing. One of the biggest problems with exercise is lack of

  • Perform a proper deadlift for total body strengthening

    If performed correctly the deadlift is without a doubt one of the most effective exercises for putting on mass and increasing total body strength. It puts an emphasis on the posterior chain (calves, hamstrings, glutes, spinal erectors) while teaching lifters how to properly hinge at the hips. Correct deadlifting

  • What’s in your protein powder?

    A good quality protein powder is something everyone with an active lifestyle should have on hand. Whey protein is most commonly used in protein powders and for good reason, it’s by far the most studied work-out supplement in the world and has been proven to contain all of the

  • Your At Home Work Out

    Can’t get to the gym? We’ve got you covered. Lance Barrett, Head Trainer of Elite Performance and Jonna Reardon, Personal Trainer and Class Coach, have put together a custom work out consisting of only 6 exercises. Whether you’re at home or travelling you can fit this total body work-out in anywhere!  

    Prior to
  • Fitness Motivation: Winning the Mental Game



    How many times have you said this:
    “I’ll start tomorrow.”
    “I’m too busy to work out.”
    “I can’t do this.”

  • Get Low: Squat Variations

    We’re not the only ones all about getting’ low. With over 5,000,000 #squat hashtags on Instagram, it’s clear that people care about their derriere. Sculpting the backside is important for everyone, no matter what age, gender, or profession. While athletes need to squat to build strength and power, others are

  • How to Stick to Your Fitness Routine

    With summer winding down and Fall within reach, many of our daily routines are about to change. Besides having to carry an umbrella with us wherever we go, when it comes to our fitness routine, we’ll have to consider the ‘unmotivating’ aspects of the new season.

    The Importance of Strength Training for Women




    There are countless articles, celebrities, and magazines touting the benefits of strength training for women, yet many are still hesitant to get lifting. Despite scientific proof that strength training may be the single most important activity one can

  • Lose Weight the Right Whey

    One of the most common questions we get asked as trainers is what to eat after an intense workout. Though you’ve probably heard of a million different theories on what the best post-workout snack is, if you ask our trainers, they’ll always tell you the same thing:

  • BOXFIT in Vancouver

    If you’ve been following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, then you’ve probably heard we’ve introduced a new workout to our gym: BOXFIT.


    Stephen Boyle, who helped train national and international boxing champions,

  • Biosignature Modulation Assessment

    Whether it’s your ‘muffin top’, ‘love handles’, or ‘bingo wings’, we all have those areas that we just can’t seem to slim down. To some degree, each person is genetically predisposed to gain weight in certain parts of their body; however, there are other factors that come into play

  • Are You In It for the Long Run?

    For many, running a marathon is the ultimate challenge. Not only does this require strength and endurance, it takes dedication to keep up that rigorous training schedule. The Vancouver Sun Run and BMO half and full marathons are just weeks away, meaning many participants have already hit

  • Corporate Team Building Class: A Working Workplace

    You’ve probably heard the term ‘office politics’ before. Whether you choose to steer away or have taken part, a negative atmosphere will only deter your team from working together and making your company flourish. As an office manager, it’s your job to ensure the department achieves all of its

  • Elite Performance: The Elite Way

    With almost two decades as trainers, we’ve seen many fitness trends come and go. From 8-Minute Abs to TaeBo, P90X to Crossfit, it can be easy to get swept up in the latest craze that everyone seems to be talking about. However, we have always remained loyal to one

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